Psychology

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology examines the workings of the human mind by studying aspects of developmental, organizational, and abnormal psychology. Emphasis is on applying the science of human behavior to vocational, personal, academic, and clinical settings. This online bachelor’s degree is intended for students who plan to work in public-facing professions such as politics, law, counseling, human services, education, law enforcement, military service, human-computer interaction, and public management.

Program Courses

The curriculum for this online program is reviewed by an advisory council of industry experts for relevancy to today’s marketplace. Course topics include:

  • Human physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development
  • Psychology basics in major theories and current research
  • Applications of psychology to professional careers
  • Personality theories, research methods, thought, and perception
  • History and systems of psychology
  • Child, adolescent, and adult development
  • Psychology of addiction and substance abuse
  • Psychology of terrorism and natural and man-made disaster response
  • Psychology of military combat or sports

Note: For this degree program, you must have access to the required analytics software, Statistics Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). The university does not supply this software; nor is it covered under the undergraduate book grant.

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Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Articulate the major theoretical, historical, and conceptual ideas that underpin the broad discipline and specialty areas of psychology.
  • Delineate the education, training, roles, and professional responsibilities of psychologists.
  • Compare methodologies used in psychological research and data analysis.
  • Apply results of psychological research to contemporary issues in the field.
  • Evaluate how behavior is influenced by internal, environmental, and socio-cultural factors.

Degree at a Glance

Admission Requirements

  • All undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • New undergraduate students may be asked to complete our College Readiness Assessment (ADMN100). If you have successfully completed 9 or more hours of college credit, you may reach out to your admission representative to inquire about waiving this requirement.
  • If you have previous college experience, you will be asked to submit your transcripts from previous schools where you earned academic credit.
  • There is no fee to complete our admission application. View steps to apply.

Need help?

Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an admission representative at 877-777-9081 or info@apus.edu.


Undergraduate Tuition Rates 

Per credit hour: $270 | $250 with military grant*

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*To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, we offer a tuition grant for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard, Reserve, military spouses and dependents, and veterans that caps undergraduate tuition at the military TA limit. See all military-affiliated student benefits.

Paying for School

Because our university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (the same as the Ohio State University, Univ. of Chicago, and U.S. Air Force Academy, to name a few), we can accept the following forms of financial aid and payments:

Ways to Save

Undergraduate Book Grant

Ebooks are provided at no cost if you are enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit. The undergraduate book grant is estimated to save $250 per academic semester if you are registered as a full-time student.

Transfer Credits

Accelerate your degree completion by taking full advantage of our transfer credit options, including credit for your previous college courses, military service schools, American Council on Education (ACE) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, and prior learning experiences.  

Employer Contributions

The university has educational partnerships with many employers and associations. Be sure to accurately enter your employer information when you complete our admissions application. Your employer might also offer a tuition reimbursement plan as one of your benefits.